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November 29th, 2014

12 days of Christmas shopping upcoming for Lincoln Parish

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Statistics show if just half the American employed population spent $50 each month in locally-owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Ruston Daily Leader, Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Peach 99.3 are collectively rolling out a #ShopRuston campaign sponsored by Community Trust Bank — 12 Days of Christmas Shopping in Lincoln Parish.

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Hollingsworth’s reception planned

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A reception honoring retiring Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
The event, hosted by city employees, is open to the public. Hollingsworth leaves office Dec. 31 after 16 years as mayor.
The reception will include a special presentation to Hollingsworth scheduled for 4:15 p.m., and remarks by the outgoing mayor, City Administration Ed Pittman said.

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Guys love talking sports at any time

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There’s this classic scene in the movie “City Slickers” where Billy Crystal and his friends are sitting around the camp fire at an Old West dude ranch, and the subject of baseball comes up.
Phil Berquist and Ed Furillo were passionately debating over who was the better rightfielder, Roberto Clemente or Hank Aaron.
Both were quoting little known, yet vital statistics about each one to support their cases.
Also with the “city slickers” was Barbara Robbins, who expressed her wonderment (and a little disgust) as to how two grown men could spend countless hours arguing about sports.

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’Dogs blast past Rice, 76-31

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It was a milestone kind of day for Louisiana Tech Saturday in a 76-31 win over Rice before a crowd of 18,029 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
And by the time the final gun sounded, Tech put notches in the Conference USA record books while earning a berth in the C-USA championship game while giving head coach Skip Holtz his 100th career coaching victory.
The Bulldogs exploded in the second half, breaking open a tight game and scoring the most points they ever have against a conference opponent en route to 76-31 blowout over defending C-USA champ Rice.

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GSU inches short in Bayou Classic

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NEW ORLEANS — Football really is a game of inches, as Grambling State found out the hard way Saturday in the 41st edition of the Bayou Classic.
GSU redshirt junior quarterback Johnathan Williams was stopped inches in front of the goal line as time expired, allowing Southern to escape with a 52-45 win at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Southern (8-3, 8-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) clinched the West Division crown, and will face East Division champion Alcorn State next Saturday in Houston for the conference title.

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Dunkin’ Dogs defeat Samford, 77-64

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An emotional lift can do wonders to help a team’s momentum in a tight contest.
And thanks to senior guard Kenneth “Speedy” Smith, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs jumped on “Old Mo’s” back early in the second half Friday night to pull away for a 77-64 win over Samford before a crowd of 4,214 at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Senior guard Raheem Appleby ignited at the end of the half and scored 18 straight points to help Tech pull away, but a “Speedy” return also helped the Bulldogs break open a tight contest.

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Lady Techsters hold on to edge Alabama A&M, 70-68

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt had a little talk with senior forward Whitney Frazier prior to Saturday afternoon’s road contest at Alabama A&M.
His message to Frazier evidently hit home.
Frazier, a preseason first all-conference selection who came into the game averaging just 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds through the first three games, erupted for a career-high 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to a 70-68 win over the Lady Bulldogs at T.M. Elmore Gym.

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Hunting club MVP has four legs

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In the hunting club where I hold membership, Two Creeks, we have several deer hunters who collect their venison every season. In fact, we have more than a few members who have bagged more than one deer this year.
One member, however, holds the “most deer recovered” award and he has won it going away. So far this season, he has seven deer to his credit.

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Buddy's Blog: Bulldogs will keep the TAC rocking

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Wondering about sports entertainment during the next several months?
Look no further than the Thomas Assembly Center.
That’s the place you will want to be because performing on the Karl Malone Court will be one of the nation’s top men’s basketball teams for the 2014-15 season.
You know them by the names of Bulldogs, Dunkin’ Dogs or Dunk Dynasty.
Here’s nine reasons why you should know Louisiana Tech University’s team even better between now and March Madness:

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Wait to the end, likely to spend

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Question: I know I have a bad habit of overspending during the holidays and pay for it with a lot of credit card debt. What can I do to avoid that trap this year?
Answer: I’ll let you in on Moore’s First Law of Christmas Gift Giving:
“The expense of a holiday gift given rises in inverse proportion to the amount of time taken considering the needs and wishes of the receiver.”
Here’s the short version: “If you wait to the end, you’re likely to spend.”
The Associated Press reports that 40 percent of all credit card charges are made in November and December.

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